Books, Bullets, and Burqas

Anatomy of a Crisis - Educational Development, Society, and the State in Afghanistan

By Craig C. Naumann

This is the most recent and comprehensive analysis of the Afghan education system against the backdrop of the social and political terrain, covering all relevant related issues, such as: the status of Afghan women and girls * the rejection of central authority by ethnic-tribal groups * the fundamental contradiction between an externally funded rentier state and state sovereignty * intricacies and limitations of capacity building, including the competition between humanitarian aid agencies and state authorities. The book argues in favor of customized development solutions instead of a centrally driven one-size-fits-all approach and provides reasons why a military "solution" to the current development crisis is all but impossible. (Series: Kulturelle Identitat und politische Selbstbestimmung in der Weltgesellschaft - Vol. 14)

360 pages

Publication Date: 12/18/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643901972